Dangerously Addictive

Tis the season of giving and Oprah is in a giving mood. For most of the last decade, the TV personality and cultural trend setter has annually bestowed upon unsuspecting studio audiences a smorgasbord of gifts, large and small.  The reaction of audiences is almost impossible to believe, let alone describe. I have to admit […]

Veils, Boomerangs, and Goldilocks

There’s a lot to digest in Michael Lewis’ The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine but I was particularly struck by a passage at the very end of the book, which I think aptly describes one of the major obstacles to properly understanding the costs and consequences of our globalized, industrial way of life — […]